Jeremy Renner Won't Be Playing Hawkeye
12.31.09 by Ryan
With Jeremy Renner playing Hawkeye in The Avengers, Thor rumors have been flying around the Internet for a month now, with Renner saying recently that he hasn't "heard anything". Yesterday, Renner explained to Movieline how the rumors started and why he's probably not playing Hawkeye after all.
That was just one of those things that got blown way out of proportion. It was an idea. Those Marvel guys, I'm a big fan of them. They're so smart about how they want to do these things — they have Captain America, and Thor coming around, Iron Man 2, and then I happen to know Zak Penn, who's writing The Avengers. So they thought Hawkeye is an interesting role, and asked me if I knew anything about him. I said no, so they gave me their sort of spiel on what he was, and I thought that it was kind of interesting. The only reason it came out this early, because Avengers is two years away, is that they're thinking OK, we may throw him in Thor, we may not, as a cameo. You know what I mean? So there's truth that we talked about it, but there's no truth to me doing it.
If Hawkeye does end up in Thor, someone will have to be cast soon, considering the movie goes into production in mid-January.